SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday issued following statement regarding Bandipora killing saying that today at about 2045hrs militants fired indiscriminately upon a BJP leader and his family members outside their shops/residence in Muslimabad area of Bandipora.
A police spokesman in a statement said, in this incident BJP leader identified as Wasim Bari, his father Bashir Ahmad and his brother Umer Bashir got seriously injured.
Sorry to hear about the murderous terror attack on the BJP functionaries & their father in Bandipore earlier this evening. I condemn the attack. My condolences to their families in this time of grief. Sadly the violent targeting of mainstream political workers continues unabated.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) July 8, 2020
“All the three injured persons were shifted to hospital but unfortunately they succumbed to their injuries,” he said.
“Pertinently the deceased was a protected person and 10 policemen were deployed for his security but none was kept along by him at the time of the incident,” said the spokesman.
“Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. The investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this crime besides why he was without any security at the time of the incident,” he said.
Terribly shaken by this brutal attack by desperately disgruntled terrorists looking for soft targets. #Kashmir , district #Bandipora #BJP President Wasim Bari, his father and brother, no more. pic.twitter.com/0Jo1XUXxaB
— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) July 8, 2020
“The men deployed for his security are being detained for negligence under the police act. The area has been cordoned and searches in the area is going on,” said a police spokesman in a statement.